Inflatable life jackets are compact, lightweight and comfortable and in some instances have the best in-water performance, or if you are buying a life jacket for general use, a Type III vest that has an impact rating is an excellent option. U.S. Coast Guard illustration

USCG – Inflatable PFDs

The U.S. Coast Guard promulgated a direct final rule,  76 Fed. Reg. 17561, harmonizing structural and performance standards for inflatable recreational personal floatation devices (PFDs) with current voluntary industry consensus standards. The rule will come into effect on September 26 unless […]


Going Paddling? Know Your Limits! Learn important information from the ACA and USGS.

Planning to Paddle?  Know Your Limits! When getting ready to head out on your next paddling trip, be sure to keep these five safety tips in mind to ensure you have an enjoyable time on the water. Wear Your Lifejacket […]